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Bearing the Brunt – the story of a Hope Projects Client

A child* at the age of 13 was taken from one part of India (before partition) to live in another part. Years later Pakistan and India parted and then eventually Pakistan and Bangladesh separated. Now she was living in Bangladesh, her third country. Bangladesh is to the east of India She did not [...]

By |2020-01-15T13:40:17+00:0015th January 2020|News|0 Comments

Brains Buzzing at The Hive

Hope's Quiz Night at The Hive on December 3rd had brains buzzing and raised nearly £500 towards the Winter Appeal. Congratulations to the winning team from our colleagues at the RMC and their friends. Questions varied on a range of topics including 'Matters Medical', 'Asylum Geography', and 'Youthful Talent', whilst a topical round entitled 'Political [...]

By |2019-12-12T15:32:41+00:0012th December 2019|News|0 Comments

Winter Appeal – Come in from the Cold

Can you help Hope Projects to bring homeless people in from the winter weather? Street homelessness risks asylum seekers' lives - especially in winter. We provide rooms for 38 destitute asylum seekers plus legal advice to address the underlying causes. “If your asylum application is refused you are evicted from your home and [...]

By |2019-12-12T15:35:12+00:0012th December 2019|News|0 Comments

In-house Climate Change

Something is in the air at Hope Projects’ houses in Birmingham. That something has been under investigation and the charity’s response will coincide neatly with events all across the world. When asylum seekers are refused asylum they are labelled as NRPF – No Recourse to Public Funds. Hope’s clients are barred from paid employment and [...]

By |2019-09-13T12:38:09+01:0013th September 2019|News|0 Comments

Walking with Hope… How many steps?!

Volunteers Sue and Elaine from Cotteridge have been getting to know the residents in one of Hope’s asylum houses. “We began by just helping to find furniture for a particular house where it was needed because the female asylum seekers who live there have no money of their own. Since then we have got to [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:56:50+01:0014th August 2019|News|0 Comments

Fishing babies out of the river

Originally published at https://darkenedroomweb.wordpress.com/ 'If you keep fishing babies out of the river, sooner or later you have to ask yourself who keeps throwing them in?' This was the indefatigable Zrinka Bralo, CEO of Migrants Organise at a recent NACCOM 'campaigning and advocacy' meeting. She also had a what turned out to be (for me [...]

By |2018-11-20T12:17:46+00:009th November 2018|News|0 Comments